A nine year old boy named Sock has been told that he is too small and too young to be able to do anything useful. He proves all of the nay-sayers wrong when he comes to the aid of a neighbor in distress.
Miss Alice's Hero
Miss Alice’s Hero is the story of a nine year old boy who is short for his age. He has a weird name, Socrates Smith, that is hard to say and spell. The other boys often tease him and say that he talks too much when he tries to tell them about the man that he is named after. Yet, he became the hero of Miss Alice, his neighbor on the Hill Street. How could this be?